Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dropped stitches...SCARYVILLE!!!

Okay, so here's the next step in my (gulp) sock journey--a whole needle full (okay, so that's only 15 st, but it took years off my life) of stitches dropped and picked up wrong and had to unravel seven rows down and...sob.

BUT the good news is that I'm back in business. Except, of course, for one scarf I decided to start and then a second one (in my first attempt at lace--what is WRONG with me?!?) I have decided to do as a gift that has to be done the socks, well...I'm still working. but not very fast.

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Anonymous LauraP said...

I hate dropping stitches, and yet, I'm so good at it. As for multiple projects, that's normal, isn't it? Please tell me it's normal!

9:48 PM  
Blogger Katminder said...

Oh, it's normal all right! I have socks, hats, baby things, and an afghan in the works. I work on them all at different times, some in my purse, some next to my chair, some in the den next to that chair. Some days I just want to sit and knit, some days I HAVE TO FINISH SOMETHING!!! By the by, do you have two sets of needles to start both socks? I've found it's a whole lot easier to work on two at a time. The first pair I made took twice as long cuz I finished one, looked at it forever, then started the second. I usually do the cuff on both, the leg on both, the heel, the foot and viola! Both are done!

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Multiple projects is definately normal. I currently have 3 pairs of socks on the needles (all on the first sock, one on time out until the Christmas knitting gets done), one sweater for me, one sweater for the short person, and two shawls. And that's just what's in "active" knitting.

10:18 AM  
Blogger JeanBrashear said...

Oh, dear Kat, no--I don't have two sets. I should probably do that, so it won't be so daunting to finish one, then start again. I'm already chewing my nails over turning the heel and how hard that might be...

Thanks for the heads-up!

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

I've only had the dreaded "Second Sock Syndrome" a couple of times--both when it got warmer and I then lost the motivation to make wool socks. And while I do have multiple socks going--they're completely different. I just finished a manly sock for Christmas, and I have a girly sock going on another set of needles. It depends on how much thinking I want to do--the manly sock is my "no thinking required" pattern, while the girly sock has a little paying attention needed.

And when you get to the heel--take a deep breath and follow the directions. You're going tho think they're insane. You're not going to understand them until you're doing them. Just do them, and trust that they'll work. Then hold it up and cheer! Ta-da! It's a heel! I still feel that way, and I've knit something in the neighborhood of 20+ pairs. :)

9:00 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

Thanks, Cathy! Blind acceptance is not my normal mode, but...okey doke!

9:15 AM  

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